Troop 50's Philmont Crew 612-N departed Auburn today for a two-week adventure in the mountains of northern New Mexico. The crew, including eight Scouts and two leaders, loaded up the van for the cross-country trip. The group will camp along the way in preparation for 65 miles of backpacking beginning Tuesday, June 13. They will arrive at Philmont on Monday and hit the trail through the mountains on Tuesday.
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's largest national high adventure base, is located in Cimarron, New Mexico. It challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness.